Event Summary

Last Ice Age Begins

Date

18000 B.C.

Description

Temperature of world's surface drops, bringing on the "Last Ice Age," which affects the surface of continents and water levels: most of what is now New England and New York covered with ice. Also identified as Last Glaciation Maximum (LGM)

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

The Earth's Oceans to 1350 AD

Related Source

After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5,000 BC (2003)

Record ID

52